Nov 272018

Lavera Rose Lip Balm, made from lip carrying and beneficial antioxidants and softening and hydrating ingredients, offers a natural and pretty pink look, along with a gentle and pleasant scent.

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

As you know, lip balms are one of the beauty products, which I can’t do without. Over the decades, I’ve tried many many different natural lip balms and some keep a permanent presence in my makeup bags, purses, on my night stand, on my working desk… One of such lip balms is Lavera Rose Lip Balm; it was around 4 or so years ago, when Lavera launched the rose balm (there was also a nude one), and since then, I continue buying it.

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

The Lavera Rose Lip Balm is a gentle pink, with a slight hint of mauve, lip balm; it does not contain shimmer, which I prefer. The color is a bit of sheer one, though still pigmented enough to give that very natural non-artificial look – I just adore this color on my lips! In a way, you could say this is a tinted lip balm.

This lip balm could not be any softer and pleasant on the lips; it’s so nourishing and hydrating, as it contains an abundance of antioxidants and ingredients, perfect for lip care, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil. The lip balm just glides on the lips and you can feel how gentle, soft and moisturizing it is. As the texture of this lip balm is so soft and feel so good, you’ll find yourself applying it non-stop, and because of its soft and melting texture, you will, if you’re anything like me, find yourself going through this lip balm fairly fast.

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

The Lavera Rose Lip Balm also smells so nice; I’m not sure how to pin point the scent – I guess the most accurate description would be – powdery. At any rate, I adore the scent as well.

This lip balm can be used alone for that slightly and just a little bit glossy look, with a very natural and pretty pink color. At the same time, it can be used under a lipstick, to mix a bit and dilute a bit a very pigmented lipstick, or it can be used above any lipstick as well; kind of like a lipstick topper for a bit of a glossy look. Any way you decide to use this lip balm – you’ll like it!

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

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How about the ingredients?

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Copolymer, Squalane, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Carmine (CI 75470), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Alcohol* * Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade

Castor Seed Oil has anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; it conditions the skin. It is a thick oil, with high fat content and as a water binding agent, ideal for very dry skin and perfect for use in lip balms. Sweet Almond Seed Oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in essential fatty acids  and Vitamin E and great for sensitive skin. Olive Fruit Oil is an antioxidant with high content of essential fatty acids thus great for dry skin and lips. It has soothing and healing properties and is a great moisturizer. Sunflower Seed Oil is rich with Vitamin A, D and E. It spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It’s an antioxidant and moisturizer. Squalane, skin-identical ingredient, has antioxidant and skin-repairing properties. It promotes skin regeneration. Soybean Oil is humectant and lubricant.

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

Shea Butter is rich with Vitamins E. A nourishing butter; renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability. Excellent for healing aged and extremely dry skin. Cocoa Butter an emollient is high in Vitamin E. It promotes collagen production and is great for dry skin.
Calendula flower extract is an antioxidant; it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and is great for sensitive skin.

Potentially problematic ingredients? This lip balm contains alcohol, though a very minimal amount of it. Other than that, there are no problematic ingredients.

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My final word?

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

If you’re looking for a high quality lip balm – basically a tinted lip balm – with a very natural looking and very pretty pink looking lip balm – then I could not recommend the Lavera Rose Lip Balm more! Containing quite a lot of ingredients, perfect for a lip balm – antioxidants, moisturizers – from vegetable oils and butters, this lip balm, with it’s melting soft texture will keep your lips smooth, soft, hydrated and pretty with its quite pigmented gorgeous pink color. And the scent is also lovely!

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

Price? Depends where you buy it, but it goes from €2,40 – €4,47; and while a difference in price can be quite substantial, depending on where you get it, I don’t pay much attention to the cost of this lip balm, given how much I like it. The problem is it’s not always easy to get it; I just hope Lavera keeps making it!

Lavera Rose Lip Balm Review

So yeah, in case I haven’t emphasized enough – I like Lavera Rose Lip Balm a lot, and have for years and I recommend it immensely!

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For more information on Lavera, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Lavera Rose Lip Balm has been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

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Nov 232018

Hello greenies! The green edition of Black Friday is here – Green Friday! The number of great and amazing deals is mind boggling! There are discounts of up to 40%, ca you believe it?! Just a quick rundown: Jolie has 40% off on Madara + 20% off on Whamisa, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, Alima Pure and more! The Detox Marker has a discount of $80. Alyaka has a discount of 25%. Most of the stores – and there’s a ton of them in this huge collection and selection – has 20% off. Plus, there are free gifts, a green beauty bag… so so much!

Now, here’s the thing. Yes, Black Friday sales are huge – the biggest of the year, indeed. However, do not spend your money JUST because there’s a big sale. Here’s my advice on how to go about these huge sales and when to part with your money:
→ if you see a product you’ve had on your wishlist for a long time
→ if your loved one had wished for a specific product for a while
→ if you need to re-stock the products you’ve been already using
→ if you’ve been saving for that special product as a gift for being a good girl

There’s temptation to take a full advantage of these sales; believe me, I know. Going through all the great deals I’ve been collecting for you, it’s hard not to go all wild and I admit – these deals are great, no doubt. But make sure you don’t wake up with a regret for buying things you don’t really need just because you got them for much less and don’t buy a product just because you saw it’s a “must-have I am obsessed with it” somewhere on Instagram.

Don’t forget – I’ve posted two huge green beauty holiday gift guides for you to have an easier choice and to easy navigate through the products based on various price points; the two huge guides are Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide and Green Beauty Holiday Gift Guide.



Green Friday

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→ Love Lula has:

Love Lula Black Friday








15% off your order (code: FRIDAY). Valid till 5.12.2018
Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide 
– huge selection of Christmas gifts
20% off on Ere Perez lip, eye and brow pencils. Valid till 31.12.2018
– FREE Gallinee Cleansing Bar when you spend £30 on Gallinee (code: NOPETOSOAP)
– FREE Neek Mini Purse when you buy any Neek product (code: NEEK)
– FREE Kimberly Sayer Face Scrub when you spend £40 on Kimberly Sayer (code: KIMBERLY)
– FREE Natura Siberica Rosea Day Cream when you spend £40 on Natura Siberica (code: ROSEA)
– FREE Chobs Sheet Mask when you spend £20 on Chobs (code: CHOBS)
– FREE Natura Siberica Trial Set when you spend £25 on Natura Siberica (code: NATURA)
– FREE Alteya Organics Rose Hand Cream when you buy Alteya Organics Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate
– FREE Bloomtown Red & Berried Tinted Vegan Lip Balm when you spend £20 on Bloomtown (code: BLOOM)
– FREE Jason C-Effects Super C Cleanser when you spend £30 on Jason (code: JASON)
– FREE Aplle & Bears Mini Body Wash when you spend £10 on Apple & Bears (code: APPLE)
– FREE EQ EVOA Lip Stick SPF 30 when you spend £30 on EQ EVOA (code: EVOA)
– FREE Inika Bronzer (worth £23) when you spend £35 on Inika (code: INIKA)
– FREE Bellapierre Lipstick when you spend £30 on Bellapierre (code: KISS)
– FREE Planted Orange Coffee Scrub when you spend £30 on Planted (code: COFFEE)
Love Lula Christmas Selection Box

Love Lula Christmas Selection Box 2018












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→ Alyaka has:

Alyaka Green Friday Discount









– 25% off when you spend £250 (code: FRIDAY25). Valid till 28.11.2018
– 20%% off when you spend £100 (code: FRIDAY20). Valid till 28.11.2018
– 15% off your order (code: FRIDAY15). Valid till 28.11.2018


Alyaka Holidays Shop
















– Christmas Shop now open!
– newly launched Schmidt’s Deodorant 
– newly launched RMS Beauty lipsticks
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Content Beauty has:

Content Christmas Guide











20% off when you spend £100 (code: HOLIDAY20)
– 15% off when you spend £40 (code: HOLIDAY15)
– a great selection of gifts in their Christmas Shop

Kjaer Weis NEW Cream Eyeshadows














– new cream eyeshadows from Kjaer Weis
– new Ilia Beauty Summer products
– newly launched Agent Nateur
– newly launched Ere Perez skincare
– newly launched Ilia Beauty foundation
– newly launched RMS Beauty lipsticks
– great savings in their sale section

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→ iHerb has:

– 5% off your order (code: LBK652)
– 20% off on iHerb brands
– 15% off on brands of the week 
– more discounts in the daily and weekly specials section

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→ FeelUnique has:

FeelUnique Black Friday










– up to 30% off in their Black Friday deals 
– great deals in their Skin Lab section (free gifts, 3 for 2 etc)
– FREE gifts with purchase
– newly launched RMS Beauty

RMS Beauty at FeelUnique







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→ Aillea has:

Aillea Black Friday










20% off your order (code: CHEERSAILLEA). Valid 22.11.2018 – 26.11.2018


Kosas Tinted Face Oil









– newly launched Kosas Tinted Face Oil
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Citrine Natural Beauty has:


20% off when you spend $300 (code: THX20)
– 15% off when you spend $200 (code: THX15)
– 10% off when you spend $100 (code: THX10)

FREE glam bag














– FREE Glam Bag when you spend $150


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→ Green People has:

– FREE gifts with purchase
– up to 60% off in their special offers section

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→ Integrity Botanicals has:

Integrity Botanicals Black Friday













20% off when you spend $200 (code: BLACK20). Valid till 26.11.2018
– 15% off when you spend $100 (code: BLACK15). Valid till 26.11.2018
– discounts in their sale section

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→ Pharmaca has:

Pharmaca Black Friday







30% off your order (code: BLACKFRIDAY). Valid on 23.11.2018 only.
– great selection of Holiday gifts
– 25% off on Jefferey James Botanicals 
– 25% off on Nourish Organics
– 25% off on Dr Hauschka
– 20% off on Trilogy
– 20% off on Jurlique skin care 
– 20% off on John Masters Organics 
– free gifts with purchase

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→ The Detox Market has:

The Detox Market Black Friday





















80$ off when you spend $400 + FREE Maya Chia Gift + FREE The Detox Market Gift
30$ off when you spend $200 + FREE Maya Chia Gift
10$ off when you spend $100

The Detox Market FREE Gifts










– FREE gifts with purchase

– Newly launched Beauty Box

* in order for discount codes being properly applied, you have to click the offered links

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→ The Choosy Chick has:

The Choosy Chic Black Friday









15% off your order (code: THANKFUL). Valid till 26.11.2018


Choosy Chic Green Beauty Bag 2018















Green Beauty Bag 2018 (worth $130) for only $69


Inika Holidaz Limited Edition Collection









– Inika Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Ogee Tinted Lip Balms








– newly launched Ogee Tinted Sculpted Lip Balms
– Big discounts in their Summer sale section

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Planet Organic has:

Planet Organic Black Friday
















15% off when you spend £60 (code: BFEVENT). Valid till 26.11.2018
20% off on beauty products
25% off on whole food supplements  
30% off on scented candles

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Fig & Flower has:

Fig & Flower Black Friday













20% off when you spend $200 (code: grateful20). Valid till 26.11.2018
– 15% off when you spend $100 (code: grateful15). Valid till 26.11.2018
– 10% off when you spend $99 (code: grateful10). Valid till 26.11.2018

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Happy Weekend!

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Nov 232018

Yesterday, I posted a huge Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide. Today, it’s time for another one: an annual, fifth in a row, Green Beauty Holiday Gift Guide. Anyone will find something for themselves – I created categories based on price points: green beauty gifts under 10, green beauty gifts under 20, green beauty gifts under 50, luxurious green beauty gifts, green beauty gift sets under 50 and luxurious gift sets. A great selection and collection of skin care, makeup…

Make sure you stay tuned for another mega post later today – another annual one: Green Friday Discounts post, where you’ll be able to combine the discounts with all these green beauty gifts, which are waiting for you bellow!

Green Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2018





Gifts under 10

Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200 Travel Size | Indie Lee Cleanser | Rahua Color Full Shampoo | Siam Seas Handmade Papaya Body Soap | Josh Rosebrook Balancing Conditioner | Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200 Travel Size | Bybi Beauty Buffer Lip Scrub | Hurraw! Tinted Raspberry Lip Balm | Rahua Voluminous Shampoo | Schmidt’s Rose+Vanilla Deodorant | Whamisa Eye Essence Travel Size | John Masters Organics Lip Calm | Soapwalla  Deodorant Cream |


Under 20 I.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush Garnet | Clove + Hallow Lip Velvet | Elemental Herbology Lip Nourish | Kure Bazaar Nail Polish Or Royal | Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow Instinct | Alima Pure Lip Tint Daisy | DE MAMIEL Rosey Lip Balm | Estelle & Thild Lip Gloss Sorbet | Lue Balance Serum | Clove + Hallow Lip Creme | Estelle&Thild BioMineral Cream Lipstick Coral Kiss | Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Brightening Botanical Essence |

Under 20 II.

Evolve Radiant Glow Mask | Lily Lolo Tinted Cream | Schmidt’s Rose+Vanilla Deodorant | S5 Skincare Illuminate Serum Travel Size  | W3ll People LipstickOne Love Organics Skin Savior | Henne Organics Lip Balm | RMS Beauty LipShine Sacred | S5 Skincare Serenity Cream Travel Size | Nui Cosmetics Natural Mascara Pango | From Molly With Love Micellar Water |


Under 50 I.

Abel Eau de Parfum | Ilia Beauty Colour Block Lipstick | Ilia Summer Essential Face Palette | Kjaer Weis Natural Cream Eye Shadow | Kari Gran Lip WhipAbsolution Sweet & Safe Mascara | Antonym Eye Shadow Palette | Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator | Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream | Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss Affinity | Hynt Beauty Concealer |

Under 50 II.

Kosas Creme Blush and Highlighter | Suki Exfoliate Facial Cleanser | Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint | The Lost Explorer Oil Free Moisturiser | Odacite Green Ceremony Cleanser | Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use | Leahlani Skincare Balancing Serum | Mauli Radiance Exfoliant & Mask | RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara | Vapour Organic Beauty Lip Gloss | Nazan Schnapp Blue Clay Mask  | Kjaer Weis Organic Lipstick |


Luxury gifts I.

DE MAMIEL Restorative Cleansing Balm | Mahalo The Petal Mask | Agent Nateur Holi Oil Youth Serum | Amala Advanced Firming Concentrate | Amly City Screen Protective Face Serum | Kypris Glow Philtre | Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream | Kahina Oil Cleanser | Laurel Oily Combination Elixir | Maya Chia Pure supercritical omega-3 chia oil | Mun Aknari Brightening Youth Serum | Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum | Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum | Lilfox Jungle Glow |

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Gift Sets under 50 I.

Ilia Beauty Last Night gift set | Evolve Organic Skincare Bestsellers | Lily Lolo Heavenly Lips Nude Haze collection | Boucleme x Content Exclusive Travel Set  | Indie Lee Discovery Set | Lue Skin Solution Set | Kure Bazaar I Heart You Set | Weleda Tinted Lip Balm Trio | Skin and Tonic Lip Kit | Absolution Skincare Gift Set |


Luxury Gift Sets I.

The Nue Co Reboot Travel Set | Kosas Modern Romance Set | Kypris Sea of Roses Gift Collection | Tata Harper Skincare Let There Be Light Set | Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Kit | Lilfox Aromatic Beauty Daily Essentials Set | Oskia Deluxe Travel Collection | Kjær Weis Artist Kit |



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Nov 222018



The first of the two big Holiday Gift Guides is here – and it’s solely dedicated to Love Lula; a green beauty store, which has quite dominated in my reviews for a while now. Given the generosity that Love Lula showers their accredited green beauty bloggers with, it’s been rather logical I’ve been concentrating on reviewing the products from this well-known green beauty store. Given how many products I receive from Love Lula on a monthly basis, I had little room left for any other products; as you know I am not a proponent of hording beauty products and, equally so, I do not understand, still, how certain beauty bloggers can adequately and properly test and equally offer informative reviews to their readers and potential buyers of so many products. I’ve got so many goodies I’ve received from Love Lula waiting to be tested and reviewed and I do look forward to do so!

Being an accredited Love Lula bloggers means I spend (even more) a lot of time on their site, yet it seems I still manage being left behind with all the new launches! So you can imagine how long it took me to complete this detailed Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide: with so many products available, you know I spent too much time salivating and putting on my already-long wishlist all the products I am curious to try in the future.

As you’ve grown to expect from me – and I’ve been doing these guides for five years now – here’s another Holiday Gift Guide from me to you! A detailed, clear guide, broken down in various categories, based on the price-point: something for everyone! You can find products which cost less than £10 – a perfect choice for stocking fillers and a perfect choice should you decide to spend something but not too much this Holiday season. Then there’s a category under £30  – you can get a lot for £30 – from skin care, makeup… The category under £50 may be a bit more expensive, but with it comes even more to choose from. Then there’s a category for the products over £50 – a luxury category, should you decide to buy just, say, one product. I’ve also prepared a collection of gift sets and fragrance. Another great choice for a Holiday gift is also Love Lula’s Beauty Box – at an unbeatable price for its value – a gift for you or your loved one. Love Lula also offers a great selection of candles and in case you didn’t know – they also make sure men have their pick of green beauty products as well.

And tomorrow, don’t forget: another annual Green Friday discounts post (it’s gonna be a mega one, as it’s every year!), so you can get all these goodies and more for even less (pssst…. there’s already a discount code for 15% off your order at Love Lula waiting for you at the bottom of this long and detailed post).


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Under 10 I.

Alteya Organics hand creamBenecos  eye shadowBy Sarah lip balmBloomtown lip balmBenecos body lotionApple & Bears body silkBalm Balm face maskBenecos lipstickThe Soap Company hand &body washBenecos lip balmBen & Anna deodorant | Balm Balm rosehip serumAlteya Organics rose spray |

Under 10 II.

Benecos BB creamIndemne soapJohn Masters Organics soap | Joik face maskLavera lip gloss | Laidbare face mask | Hurraw! lip balm | Benecos  eye shadow| Lavera body wash | John Masters Organics body milk | Indemne lotion | Herbfarmacy balm | Benecos blush |

Under 10 III.

Lucky Cloud balmMadara soapNatura Siberica tonic | Natura Siberica soapOdylique eye shadowOils of Heaven avocado oilPacifica eye linerLavera face mask | Lavera rose lip balm | Lyonsleaf  balm| Lavera highlighter | Laidbare  cream |


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Under 30 I.

Balm Balm hand balm | Dr Hauschka blush | Ere Perez lipstick | Dr Hauschka lipstick | D’Alchemy peeling | Boho mascara | Antipodes lipstick | Antipodes mini duo | Bloomtown dry body oil | Ere Perez eye shadow palette | Dr Hauschka lip glos | Botanico Veda omega oil | Boho lipstick |

Under 30 II.

Emani eye shadow trio | Esse lip conditioner | Inika highlighter | Jane Scrivner moisturizer| Inika micellar water| Esse eye makeup remover| Ere Perez  green booster serum  | Ere Perez gold eye pencil | Ere Perez lip pot | Ere Perez papaya SOS marmelade| Ethically Organic face souffle| Emani lipstick |

Under 30 III.

Kimberly Sayer night cream | Mallow + White face mask | Oils of Heaven argan oil | RMS Beauty eye polish | Lavera eye shadow palette | Jane Scrivner eye serum | John Masters Organics face serum| Le Petit Oliver face serum| Myroo  balm| Neek lipstick | Lavera illuminating eye cream | Khadi face and body oil |

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Under 50 I.

Alteya Organics  rose face serum | Dr Hauschka body creamEsse  body moisturizer| Esse  serum | Inika  baked contour duo | D’Alchemy multi-hydrator | Be in Blossom serum | D’Alchemy body cream | Eco Cosmetics  CC creamGallinee serum | Dr Hauschka eye and brow palette | D’Alchemy dew toner |


Under 50 II.

Inika cream illuminisor trio | Nadur face oil | REN body cream | Natura Siberica face mask | Jane Scrivner  body bath oil | Jane Scrivner body serumKypwell herbal cream | L’Odaites serum | Madara face mask | Jane Scrivner face serum | Inika mineral loose foundation |


Under 50 III.

Oils of Heaven cacay oilRahua body lotion | Rahua salt hair spray | REN concentrate oilRMS Beauty lipstick | Vestige Verdant face mask | RMS Beauty lip2cheek | RMS Beauty tinted uncover powder | Tabitha James Kraan hair conditioner | Tabitha James Kraan hair perfume | RMS Beauty pop collection palette | REN body oil | REN face priming serum | Rahua body oil |


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Luxury Gifts

Alteya Organics rose concentrateArgentum body cream | Esse probiotic serum | Esse moisturiser | D’Alchemy body balmKarethic serum | Annane night cream | Vestige Verdant eye serum | Ananne repair maskJane Scrivner hyaluronic hydrator | Ananne repair serum | Dafna’s moisturiser | l’Odaites cream | Esse body oil |

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Fragrance gifts

Balm Balm single note perfume set | Walden Natural Perfumes two eternities perfume 50mlWalden Natural Perfumes two eternities perfume 15mlWalden Natural Perfumes two eternities perfume oil | Pacifica winter dreams perfume roll-on trio setWalden Natural Perfumes perfume oil gift setWalden Natural Perfumes perfume gift set | Pacifica rose solid perfume | Earth Mother Soul Sister perfume collection box | Balm Balm geranium perfume | Pacifica perfume | Pacifica roll-on perfume|

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Gift Sets gifts

Gallinee the body gift setEsse starter set | D’Alchemy travel pack | RMS Beauty luminizer holiday gift set | Trilogy mini celebration set | Madara re:gene gift set | Inika starter set | RMS Beauty wild with desire mini lipsticks set | Balm Balm gift set | more gift sets

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Love Lula Beauty Box

Love Lula Christmas Selection Box 2018


Love Lula Black Friday



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Nov 202018

What a difference a month makes! Oh, I was hopping around in short sleeves and soaking up the Sun just a short three weeks ago, but with the November Love Lula Beauty Box, I am hopping around in my winter boots and there’s already – snow! Holy Moly! Every time my Love Lula Beauty Box arrives at my door, I am reminded just how quickly not only a month rolls over, but how quickly the seasons change. To think that next month is the last month of the year… makes your head spin. All my life, time has never flown by so weirdly and so fast it has these past few years…

Before I start with my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box, I’d just like to mention that the Love Lula Holiday Gift Guide will also go live this week.

This month’s Beauty Box is quite heavy as it contains 4 full-sized and 1 travel-sized beauty products; I guess exfoliation all over and AHA and BHA was the main theme, along with nourishment, of this month’s beauty box – appropriate for the harsher and colder days, wouldn’t you agree? There’s a full sized facial exfoliator, the “V” area exfoliator, a hand cream, rosehip seed oil and a travel size AHA mask. Total value of November Beauty Box is £66, but you can get it for a fraction of a cost – all info at the end of this post.

So, what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?

Love Lula Beauty Box November 2018

Alteya Organics Rosehip Seed Oil (20ml/£8,75). Alteya Organics are known for their high quality products, especially the products containing the precious and high quality Bulgarian Rosa Damascena. The rosehip oil, while perfect for any time of the year, is especially great choice of a vegetable oil for colder and harsher weather. The 20ml of this roseship oil is quite affordable and packaged in a cute box – great choice for Christmas Holiday gift.

Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask (15ml travel size; 50ml/£32,00). If you’re new to using acids, this travel-sized REN mask containing two AHAs – fruit derived glycolic acid and lactic acid – might be just the perfect start for you. Glycolic acid works on the skin’s surface, exfoliates and evens out skin’s texture, whereas lactic acid offers a more gentle exfoliation and is considered the best AHA acid to start with AHAs (yes, I know, a long-promised detailed guide to AHA and BHA is still on my to do list!). As with every AHA, the skin tingles a bit upon application – this means the AHAs are hard at work, exfoliating your skin in a chemical way (as oposed to mechanical peelings). As with all AHA (and BHA) it is very important to strictly follow instructions – leave this mask on for 10 min (if you’re an absolute beginner to acids – even less – but make sure you test the acids first, by applying them on the back of your arm), and find your skin having a more even skin tone and radiant appearance. I just might get a full size of this mask and post a full review in the future.

Natura Siberica Oblepikha Hand Cream (30ml/around £5). The Natura Siberica has quite affordable products. In line with the colder weather, this month’s Beauty Box contains a hand cream. A cute 30ml tube; the texture is buttery rich yet smooth and so is application. It absorbs pretty fast, which is important for hand creams. The scent is very nice – kind of like a fruity candy, though I am uncertain whether the source of the scent is solely natural as there’s no ingredients list under this product on the brand’s official site.

The Perfect V Gentle Exfoliator (50ml/£31,00). Well now. This one caught me by surprise. At first, when I saw the box, I thought this for some other natural beauty brand, given, especially, that “V” logo. But this is a newly launched brand at Love Lula and I wasn’t familiar with this brand before. A British natural beauty brand, specializing in products for the ladies’ “V” area. This “V” area exfoliator comes nicely packaged; it is of a creamy texture, containing exfoliating beads. The purpose of this exfoliator is to smooth out the skin in the “V” area before/after depilation in order to prevent in-grown hairs. While this exfoliator does contain quite a good amount of skin-beneficial ingredients, it is, in my opinion, despite there being 50ml of it, too expensive.

Urban Veda Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish (125ml/£12,99). The texture of this less thick exfoliatior is quite creamy; the source of exfoliation are very numerous and very small exfoliation beads whose source is pumice. In that regard, this exfooliator might be good for those, whose skin is sensitive for, say, sugar-based exfoliators. Re-formulated or not, some of the ingredients, which Urban Veda (still) uses in their products (and I’ve pointed out this a few years ago, when I reviewed a few of their products of the original formulations – something the brand did not like, which says quite a lot about the brand) are quite questionable, and this exfoliator is not an exemption. Aside from alcohol and an even worse – alcohol denat – this product contains, for example, Chlorphenesin – a synthetic preservative, which is not one of the most gentle and kind to the skin. Their source of fragrance used to be quite toxic ingredients; this exfoliator does appear to have a more natural source of scent.


So, these are my first impressions of the products from November’s Love Lula Beauty Box. It is themed for a colder weather, with exfoliators and masks, based on AHA and BHA in order to renew the skin. It also contains a nicely smelling and fast – absorbing hand cream to protect the hands from Winter weather. The rosehip oil is an oil, which should have a place in everyone’s home, as it’s a great facial oil for any time of the day.

The worth of Love Lula Beauty Boxes is always substantially more than what you actually pay for – you can get it for as low as £13,95 (or £17,5 for international customers), plus you get a 20% discount on all the brands featured in a current Beauty Box.

How did you like this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?

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